November 15 & 16

Dicks: The Musical

November 15 & 16

7:00 pm Nightly

Musical Comedy
Rated 18A — 1 hr 27 min

Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp are courting cult Status with this outrageously amusing Parent Trap riff. Directed by Larry Charles and also featuring Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Megan Thee Stallion. From its eyebrow-raising title to its gleefully provocative humor, talented cast, and catchy songs, Dicks: The Musical is a perfect case of a title delivering exactly what it promises. It’s an adults-only laugh-riot that wastes no time flying big fat red flags to any moviegoer with, let’s say, delicate sensibilities. Amid all the cursing, genitalia, and copulation jokes, Dicks says something sweet about accepting and loving people for who they are — even if they’re Sewer Boys.

Noting at the beginning that the film was written by two homosexuals bravely playing straight men, it wastes little time in getting to the meat of the matter: Craig (Sharp) and Trevor (Jackson), a pair of self-obsessed, competing salesmen at the Vroomba robot vacuum parts company, make the discovery that they are in fact identical twins separated at birth. Despite the fact that they really look nothing alike, they take time away from their job and singing constantly about their prodigious endowments to plot to bring their divorced parents together so they can all live under one roof.

With two dozen other songs penned by Jackson and Sharp, along with composers Marius de Vries and Karl Saint Lucy, musical homage (all those crotch-level lyrics aside) is affectionately paid to the songbooks of Menken & Ashman and The Book of Mormon’s Matt Stone, Robert Lopez and Trey Parker. Giving the tunes their full-throated all, the leads uniformly throw themselves into the deep end with Mullally — whose evident fondness for improvisation often has Jackson unable to keep a straight face — emerging as the big scene-stealer.

Larry Charles

Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang, Nathan Lane